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Victoria University of Wellington

1. Cook, Michael. Immensity - An Exploration of Emphasis in Kapiti Quarry.

Degree: 2017, Victoria University of Wellington

Quarries are powerful. They are full of energy. They are vast. However, what happens when they are exhausted? What happens when the excavations cease and they begin to decay? This thesis is an investigation into how Kapiti Quarry’s post-industrial landscape can be redeveloped. Quarries are often repurposed, remediated and redeveloped in three ways. They are filled with water to become a lake. They are built upon to create housing developments. They are filled up with sculpted vegetation to become a garden. This thesis is an investigation into how Kapiti Quarry’s powerful landscape can be characterised, emphasised and designed. The thesis contains a series of design experiments that examine how the landscape scale interacts with the human scale, how small interventions can create moments of emphasis, how framing and viewports highlight the landscape, and how large interventions interact with their surroundings. These experiments come together to develop the post-industrial quarry while emphasising the quarry’s key characteristic of immensity. Advisors/Committee Members: Allan, Penny.

Subjects/Keywords: Post-industrial; Immensity; Quarry

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APA (6th Edition):

Cook, M. (2017). Immensity - An Exploration of Emphasis in Kapiti Quarry. (Masters Thesis). Victoria University of Wellington. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10063/6673

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Cook, Michael. “Immensity - An Exploration of Emphasis in Kapiti Quarry.” 2017. Masters Thesis, Victoria University of Wellington. Accessed December 09, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/10063/6673.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Cook, Michael. “Immensity - An Exploration of Emphasis in Kapiti Quarry.” 2017. Web. 09 Dec 2019.

Vancouver:

Cook M. Immensity - An Exploration of Emphasis in Kapiti Quarry. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. Victoria University of Wellington; 2017. [cited 2019 Dec 09]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10063/6673.

Council of Science Editors:

Cook M. Immensity - An Exploration of Emphasis in Kapiti Quarry. [Masters Thesis]. Victoria University of Wellington; 2017. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10063/6673

2. Storey-Fleming, Sonja. Immensity.

Degree: 2014, University of Waterloo

This thesis is concerned with the moments, places, and circumstances in which the great magnitude of the world is felt. I live within the vast space of the spherical earth and the infinite space of the universe, however, it is rare that I consider the immensity of this space in which I live and endeavor to build. This thesis is an examination of the ability of both architecture and landscape to frame immense space and phenomena of the earth, reinforcing our relationship with the larger space that we inhabit. This work is rooted in two accounts of immensity: The first is a landscape, a beach on the small Danish island of Rømø, where I stood on a vast, flat plane, surrounded by the seemingly limitless extension of space. The second is an architectural space, Kunsten Museum of Modern Art Aalborg in Northern Denmark by Finnish Architect Alvar Aalto. There I stood in an interior that framed an experience of immensity unnoticed from the exterior. The beach was for me a rare and profound experience of immense space, and the museum an architectural examination of immensity mediated by mass and interiority. I weigh these personal accounts against immensity portrayed in art, architecture, fiction, and philosophy. I consider paintings by German Romantic painter Caspar David Friedrich, an Infinity Environment installation by contemporary artist Doug Wheeler, and the documentation of sand-filled homes in Namibia by contemporary photographers Yû Ogata and Ichirô Ogata Ono. I examine the portrayal of immensity in Michael Ondaatje’s novel The English Patient and Karen Blixen’s short story Babette’s Feast and consider how immensity is manifest in space, people, and architecture in the writing of philosophers and theorists Dom Hans Van der Laan, Emmanuel Levinas, and Otto Friedrich Bollnow. Lastly, I consider the role that architecture plays in framing immensity by analyzing Kunsten Museum of Modern Art Aalborg and Grundtvig Church in Copenhagen by Danish architect Peder Vilhelm Jensen-Klint alongside Henry Plummer’s writing on the Salk Institute and Kimbell Art Museum by American architect Louis Kahn.

Subjects/Keywords: Immensity; Rømø; Kunsten

…author ix The word immensity derives from the French word immensité from the fourteenth… …describes three definitions of immensity that differ primarily in terms of whether or not it is… …quantifiable. The first definition refers to that which cannot be measured—immensity is boundlessness… …and infinity. The second refers to quantifiable immensity, referring to great magnitude… …vastness, or quantity. Thirdly, immensity is understood in absolute terms referring to infinity… 

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APA (6th Edition):

Storey-Fleming, S. (2014). Immensity. (Thesis). University of Waterloo. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10012/8152

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Storey-Fleming, Sonja. “Immensity.” 2014. Thesis, University of Waterloo. Accessed December 09, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/10012/8152.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Storey-Fleming, Sonja. “Immensity.” 2014. Web. 09 Dec 2019.

Vancouver:

Storey-Fleming S. Immensity. [Internet] [Thesis]. University of Waterloo; 2014. [cited 2019 Dec 09]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10012/8152.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Storey-Fleming S. Immensity. [Thesis]. University of Waterloo; 2014. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10012/8152

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation


RMIT University

3. Mina, A. Intimate immensity, an interior architecture.

Degree: 2009, RMIT University

The research engages the concept of ‘intimate immensity’. These words encapsulate some of the core issues underpinning the research; the allure exuded by small objects, and their provocations of reverie, where very close proximities between subject and artefact are required for there to be any meaningful engagement with the actual, material outcomes of the making. Through this compression, space and relationships are thickened, engendering intimate connections between the two. The ideas of intimacy are further enhanced by the very small sizes of the fabricated architectures. More pertinent is the aspiration of the works to transcend themselves, not by asking for meaning or translation and interpretation of their own forms, but rather to inspire and provoke very personal and individual imaginings/dreams by each who would encounter them. Concerns for ‘an interior’ and of ‘the interior’ have had significant influence in affecting the trajectories of the research. The research is based on reflection and interrogation of my singular and personal practice of architecture that is driven by interests ranging from ‘small things’ and architectural discourses to the celebration of humanity’s ability to dream, to invent and make tools. Through my research, making has been used as a tool for inquiry, as a means of both manifesting knowledge and seeking new understandings in knowing through doing where there are moments of realisation and of actualisation. Each of the thirty six artefacts produced act in themselves as different kinds of tools to facilitate other makings of spatial discourses. The research has been conducted through an iterative process of making, thinking, exhibiting and the public articulation of the knowledge thus generated. This process has provided opportunities to interrogate outcomes and to subsequently generate spatial discourses and new work. By hand-making very small, enigmatically-scaled artefacts in the image of architecture, I have endeavoured to develop and articulate another mode of architectural practice.

Subjects/Keywords: Fields of Research; architecture; interior; scale; intimate; immensity; hand-making; artefact; model; spatial discourse

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APA (6th Edition):

Mina, A. (2009). Intimate immensity, an interior architecture. (Thesis). RMIT University. Retrieved from http://researchbank.rmit.edu.au/view/rmit:6161

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Mina, A. “Intimate immensity, an interior architecture.” 2009. Thesis, RMIT University. Accessed December 09, 2019. http://researchbank.rmit.edu.au/view/rmit:6161.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Mina, A. “Intimate immensity, an interior architecture.” 2009. Web. 09 Dec 2019.

Vancouver:

Mina A. Intimate immensity, an interior architecture. [Internet] [Thesis]. RMIT University; 2009. [cited 2019 Dec 09]. Available from: http://researchbank.rmit.edu.au/view/rmit:6161.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Mina A. Intimate immensity, an interior architecture. [Thesis]. RMIT University; 2009. Available from: http://researchbank.rmit.edu.au/view/rmit:6161

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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